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Cannes: Five Takeaways From the 2022 Film Festival

The 75th Cannes International Film Festival drew to a close Saturday after two weeks of premieres, parties, red carpet glam and dealmaking, with a strong dose of political protesting thrown in. The Palme d’Or win Saturday night for Ruben Ostlund’s capitalism satire Triangle of Sadness — adding the Swedish director, who won here in 2017 […]

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s ‘Broker’: Film Review | Cannes 2022

Song Kang-ho (‘Parasite’) leads the ensemble in this story of crime and compassion, about a Korean alternative family looking to find a home for an abandoned baby.

Cannes: Neon Nabs Social Satire ‘Triangle of Sadness’ for North America

Neon has acquired the North American rights to Ruben Östlund’s social satire Triangle of Sadness after its world premiere in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. Östlund, who previously won the top prize in Un Certain Regard for Force Majeure and the Palme d’Or for The Square, wrote and directed Triangle of Sadness. The movie […]

Brett Morgen’s David Bowie Doc ‘Moonage Daydream’: Film Review | Cannes 2022

Brett Morgen, who examined the evolution and destruction of Kurt Cobain in ‘Montage of Heck’ and the history of The Rolling Stones in 'Crossfire Hurricane,' turns a kaleidoscopic lens on David Bowie in this archival documentary.

Viggo Mortensen and Léa Seydoux in David Cronenberg’s ‘Crimes of the Future’: Film Review | Cannes 2022

Kristen Stewart and Scott Speedman also star in the Canadian auteur’s return to body horror and bizarre human evolution in a future where surgery is the new sex.

Neon Promotes Jeff Deutchman to Acquisitions and Production President

Jeff Deutchman has been promoted to president of acquisitions and production at Neon, the Oscar-winning independent film company founded five years ago by Tom Quinn. The news was announced during the Cannes Film Festival, where Neon will debut both David Cronenberg’s Crimes of The Future, starring Léa Seydoux, Kristen Stewart and Viggo Mortensen, and Brett […]

Neon Takes Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway Thriller ‘Mothers’ Instinct’

Neon has nabbed U.S. rights to Mothers’ Instinct, a remake of the 2018 Belgium psychological thriller Duelles, with Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway set to star. Duelles helmer Olivier Masset-Depasse will take on directing duties on the adaptation, which begins principal photography May 25. Set in the early ‘60s, Mothers’ Instinct sees Chastain and Hathaway […]

Neon Debuts Full Trailer for David Cronenberg’s ‘Crimes of the Future,’ Footage of Brett Morgen’s David Bowie Film

Neon closed out the morning program at CinemaCon on Tuesday by presenting a pair of official trailers for upcoming releases Crimes of the Future and its Sundance hit Fire of Love while also offering a first look and release date for Brett Morgen’s genre-bending work about late legend David Bowie, Moonage Daydream. Cronenberg took the […]

Neon, Nat Geo to Release Sundance Opener ‘Fire of Love’

Neon has pacted with National Geographic Documentary Films to release the documentary Fire of Love out of the Sundance Film Festival. The immersive doc, which premiered in the U.S. doc competition section, tells the story of eccentric French scientists Katia and Maurice Krafft as they captured the spectacular imagery of volcanoes and died in a […]

David Bowie Doc ‘Moonage Daydream’ Picked Up by Neon, HBO

Moonage Daydream, a nonfiction feature about the life and career of the late music icon David Bowie, has been picked up by Neon, Universal and HBO Documentary Films Neon will release the movie in the U.S., with Imax screenings expected for select markets. Meanwhile, Universal will release the movie internationally. HBO Docs holds both cable […]

Neon Wins Rights to ‘Cassandra at the Wedding,’ Sarah DeLappe to Adapt 1964 Novel

After what the company described as a “highly competitive situation,” Neon has won the rights to develop Dorothy Baker’s novel Cassandra at the Wedding, in partnership with Seaview, the Broadway production company that has expanded into film and TV, and actor and comedian John Early (Search Party). Playwright Sarah DeLappe — who recently wrote A24’s SXSW-bowing […]

Jazmin Jones to Direct ‘Seeking Mavis Beacon’ Doc for Neon

Neon is set to produce Seeking Mavis Beacon, a documentary from director Jazmin Jones about Mavis Beacon, who became famous as the face of the popular software program Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing. The film will profile the influential Black woman who made a name in technology before she vanished. Seeking Mavis Beacon will investigate the […]